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REAL ESTATE
May 20, 1990 | DAVID M. KINCHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The consumerism revolution of the 1970s and 1980s may have changed the rallying cry from "let the buyer beware" to "let the seller beware," but the savvy home buyer in the 1990s must still be on guard. Home inspections, home warranties, termite inspections and title insurance are tools that help protect home buyers in the biggest purchase most will make in their lifetimes. They can also be useful marketing tools for a home seller.
BUSINESS
June 25, 1988 | Carla Lazzareschi
QUESTION: Can we avoid escrow fees when we sell our house? If not, how do we reduce these costs?--H. L. ANSWER: One of the best-kept secrets in the state is the absence of any California law requiring the opening of an escrow account in order to complete a real estate transaction. And for a simple, straightforward deal, an escrow account may not even be necessary. However, there are plenty of reasons why you--as either buyer or seller--might well want an escrow account for your real estate deal.
REAL ESTATE
May 20, 1990 | DAVID M. KINCHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The man at the order counter of Title Insurance & Trust Co. in downtown Los Angeles had a problem. After ordering a title report on a building site he was selling, he told clerJ. Beynon that he had to leave town for a few days. "He asked us if we would . . . take his executed deed, deliver it to the buyer of his building lot, together with the certificate and send him the $1,000 that was owed him," Beynon later wrote.
REAL ESTATE
March 26, 1989 | DAVID M. KINCHEN, Times Staff Writer and
With land prices roughly half those of congested Ventura Boulevard, with better freeway access and with fewer restrictions on building, Sepulveda Boulevard in Van Nuys is emerging as a new office corridor in the San Fernando Valley.
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